Saturday, August 28, 2021 (Day 240)
NEW Relaxing Music for the week: Illumination of the Heart: Deuter (9:41) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9NNnO93F0E
Question: What would you like your financial life to look like in 10 years’ time?
Answer: I’ll be 68 in ten years. If I’m still working at UNCG (highly unlikely), then I’ll have 25 years at the institution. In terms of my financial life, I want my retirement account to at least double over the next five years, then double again the following five years. A lot depends on my work environment, so I’ll be taking it one year at a time. If my retirement portfolio grows the way I hope it grows, I should be able to retire – at least from the working world – earlier than that. It’s my goal that our townhouse is paid off within the next 5-6 years, so the only debt we’ll have by then is NOTHING, other than medical expenses. And that’s an amazing thought to me! I know my parents lived with freedom from financial stress – and to be able to do the same is wonderful – provided things stay on their same trajectory.
I’m back home now from Fort Lewis College (Durango, Colorado). The more I get to do Life Design Catalyst work, the more LDC work I want to share with the world. It was fun having them engage in the Value Tags activity in person, then share their top five results with their colleagues (I had the privilege to work with the 11 Academic Success Coaches and their boss), as well as why they their #1 value. We must have spent an hour just talking about values, especially as they relate to students. Although we didn’t get a chance to complete all of the activities I had planned for the group, at least they had exposure to most of them in some capacity. And just like in most settings, you had a few that were REALLY engaged in the work, a few that were in the middle, and a few that were skeptical. So for me, it’s making the small connection with those who are deeply engaged and see where it goes. I am so lucky to do this work!